Wayfair Names Schnitzer GM/Housewares

Wayfair has appointed Tom Schnitzer general manager of the company’s Housewares and More operation, replacing Ryan Gilchrist, who has been named global head of talent.

In leading the housewares and more vertical for Wayfair, Schnitzer supervises the kitchen, tabletop, small electrics, storage, recreation and pet businesses, according to the company.

Schnitzer joined Wayfair in 2018 as general manager of flooring, supervising a team responsible for driving strategic initiatives and growth opportunities within the category. The retailer added that he brought deep expertise in e-commerce, technology and logistics to Wayfair. Prior to joining Wayfair, Schnitzer served as a principal at the Boston Consulting Group, where he developed logistics strategies, commercial go-to-market approaches and growth plans for leading e-commerce, logistics and manufacturing companies.